Tag: Christina Katrakis

Thoughts from Kyiv — April 12, 2022

Russia’s children are dying in Ukraine. In large numbers. Needlessly. Dying. Right now. It is high time to understand a simple fact. For Russia, people don’t matter. Not even their own. I’m sorry Sting, but the Russians don’t love their children (too).

Thoughts from Kyiv — March 23, 2022

Ukrainians are increasingly angered by the idiocy of liberal “experts” throughout the world who seek to exonerate the Russian people from guilt in this war, claiming that it is exclusively “the Putin regime” that is at fault. This is not just Putin’s war! Russia has invaded Ukraine, and without ordinary Russians this war would be impossible.

Thoughts from Kyiv — March 21, 2022

What we are experiencing in Ukraine is a case study in massive and very abrupt social change. In addition to the unfathomable destruction and human suffering, there is something important going on here from the point of view of social science, which (I suggest) is indicative not only of the local phenomenon, but of our understanding of human society more broadly.

Thoughts from Kyiv — afternoon March 7, 2022

What the Russians (and I suspect many Western leaders) don’t understand is that any “peace agreement” will not end the war unless it is accepted not only by Ukraine’s political leadership, but also by its population. And that population is in no mood for compromise.

Thoughts from Kyiv — Afternoon Sunday March 6, 2022

Evil exists in pure form: in the motivations of a man who organizes the mass killing other human beings, the destruction of cities, hospitals, schools, homes. Pure Evil is identifiable, concentrated, powerful. However, Evil can also exist as a force that corrupts Good.

Thoughts from Kyiv — morning March 4, 2022

Lately I’ve been feeling like Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up. People read what I have to say, they agree, and yet the world continues to descend into disaster. “World War Three has already started.”

Thoughts from Kyiv — evening Feb 28, 2022

Air raid warning means time to think and write in the basement. If our only hope to end this war is for the Russians themselves to come to their senses and to overthrow Putin, I fear we’re in for a long wait. And a long resistance here.

Thoughts from Kyiv — afternoon Feb 27, 2022

The most worrying scenario involves indiscriminate use by Russia of heavy rockets on Ukrainian cities. A chemical or nuclear option cannot be discounted if the war continues to go badly for Russia. Ukraine’s army and population will defend itself. Russia cannot occupy Ukraine. It can only destroy us. But in the process it will destroy the entire world.

Thoughts from Kyiv — afternoon of Feb 26, 2022

The plan to quickly occupy Ukraine’s capital and to install a puppet government has failed. His ground forces have proven unreliable. Reconnaissance groups sent into the capital to sabotage key targets have been met with both civilian and military resistance and have proven completely ineffective.